Mansfield, Ohio is getting its own TEDx event to bring people together for a TED-like experience. Don’t know TED? TED stands from Technology, Entertainment, Design. It is a nonprofit organization devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” that invites the world’s leading innovators, thinkers, and doers to speak at their two annual conferences for 18 minutes or less. What started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, the TED organization has grown its mission to amplify and share ideas and innovations worldwide. So, what is TEDxMansfield? A TEDx event is a local, self-organized program to spark discussion and connection in the community with TED Talks video and live speakers. The TED Conference provides general guidance to these local organizers and TEDx programs are subject to certain rules and regulations to bear the moniker of TEDx.
Join in on the discussion. TEDxMansfield will take place Saturday, November 3, 2018 from, 12-5 p.m. at The Renaissance Theatre. The theme of this event is Metamorphosis, and the
TEDxMansfield curation team has carefully selected a slate of speakers to talk about different ideas that fit this theme. They include:
- Terri Teal Bucci, Associate Professor of Mathematics, The Ohio State University
Sophia Buggs, Urban Farming Advocate, Lady Buggs Farm
- Kristoffer “KC” Carter, Executive Coach, Kristoffer Carter LLC
- Aurelio Villa Luna Diaz, Community Development Coordinator, Downtown Mansfield, Inc.
- Collier Landry, Filmmaker & Cinematographer, Collier Landry Productions
- Philip Mazzocco, Associate Professor of Psychology, The Ohio State University
These speakers were selected from a pool of over 50 applicants from four countries and nearly a dozen states. They were vetted by a diverse team of volunteers and chosen based on strict criteria that came directly from parameters set by the TED organization.
Tickets for this event are expected to sell out and are available on a first come, first served basis, so don’t hesitate. Section A tickets for $75 include preferred seating at the conference and a meet-and-greet afterparty with the speakers after the conference. General admission tickets for $50 will gain you admission to the conference and general seating. Tickets are now available through the Renaissance Theatre box office.
Mark your calendars, get your tickets, and be prepared to be wowed by these keynote speakers as they share ideas that matter to our evolving community.